What Does the ‘Me Too’ Facebook Status Mean?

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U.S. film producer Harvey Weinstein poses during a photocall as he arrives to attend the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, at the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in Antibes, near Cannes, southeastern France, on May 23.

A new trend of people typing “me too” as their Facebook has taken social media by storm. What does it mean and how did it start? The trend appears to have been started by actress Alyssa Milano, who wrote earlier this evening:

Influencers, journalists, and other celebrities quickly got on board, writing:

Soon after, the hashtag #metoo began to trend on Twitter and made its way to Facebook, where it retained the same meaning.

The hashtag comes after the recent takedown of media mogul and alleged serial sex offender Harvey Weinstein.

Earlier this month, a New York Times article surfaced about Weinstein, founder of Miramax. In it, A-list celebrities like Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and others say Weinstein harassed them. According to the article, Judd said that she was beckoned to Weinstein’s hotel room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills where Weinstein tried to sexually assault her.

Soon after, the “open secret” broke and subtle, inside jokes of Hollywood suddenly took on a new meaning.

One video surfaced showing actress Gwyneth Paltrow talking about her relationship with Weinstein on David Letterman on November 25, 1998. In the interview, Paltrow tells Letterman about Weinstein, “Oh, he’ll coerce you to do a thing or two, haha.”

The topic about coercion comes up with Letterman jokingly alleging that Weinstein was a “mob guy” who was doing so well in the movies because of “coercion.”

Paltrow’s answer takes on a whole new meaning given the latest revelations.

Other footage shows Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, calling out Weinstein in 2013, at an Oscars nominee reveal with Emma Stone.

The other was a subtle joke made on 30 Rock by Jenna Maroney, played by Jane Krakowski.

The Paltrow video comes after she revealed that Weinstein came onto her when she was a burgeoning, 22-year-old actress during a meeting about Weinstein’s Emma at his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, reports The New York Times.

Paltrow refused Weinstein’s advances and told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, who confronted Weinstein.

Paltrow was told to keep quiet.

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dpeeps

Metoo means me too, I kept my mouth shut while I fkd my way to fame and forturne. Are you kdding me? These Hollywood women are FRAUDS. They KNEW what was going on. Likewise the men. They didn’t care. They were seduced by fame and opportunity another movie another award another TMZ spot another photo shoot, another check another fan based opportunity FU idiots. You cowards. You phony phony phony phony morons. You liars. You charlatans. Don’t you dare try to pretend you are women who represent women who were sexually abused or molested you fkg COWARDS. Spineless women. Now you come out? Phony hyporcrites! OMG. Stop it already. You sold your souls now pay the PRICE beetches. Pay the price. You get nothing because you got everything when you sold your soul now it doesn’t matter, you let others suffer when you refused to speak out in past on YOUR WAY UP. We will not forget that you cowards, Madonna, you phony. WItherspoon, you phony. Streep, y ou phony. Barbara Walters you phony evil woman who condemned people for speaking out. Matt Damon coward and buddy of Weinstein. Ben Afflect idiot but at least he apologized. Hoffman coward. Little man complex. Clooney, he knew. He knew. He knew. So did Brad Pitt. He knew and did little. Not enough. All of these pukes only concerned about THEM THEM THEM THEM THEM. Narcisstic weirdos like so many of these phony phony phony hollywood chumps. And what about the women? The LESBIANS in Hollywood who have molested and sexually assaulted young girls? Oooh…haven’t broken that one yet, have we? Shame. It’s coming.

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Wanda Harding

“What is it about us women in general that it’s somehow beaten into our brains not to hurt somebody’s feelings even if they are about to horribly hurt ours.”……. this is it in a nutshell….. AND it is not their “feelings” that your afraid to “hurt” …..it is bruising their EGO …. and what the consequences of that would be…… FEELINGS….. HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. BEEN THERE, KNOW THIS.

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In search of clarity

I wish they didn’t combine assault and harassed. Harassment is faced by every human and often about a feeling of the alleged target. Sexual harassment is no picnic, nor is bullying, mocking, racial or other harassment. Assault is a whole different story and Weintein’s true criminal act that went on for decades.

I truly want to see how deep assault goes but now people will just be making feeling aggrieved equal to being assaulted.

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JOHN MAYOR

I’d like to suggest a #WETOO compaign!… that is in support of all those who have been wrongfully accused of sexual assault (male and female)!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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mark

Scumbags like Weinstein are a dime a dozen in Hollywood and they wouldn’t exist unless a significant number of starlets were willing to enter compromising positions in their own lust for fame. If they don’t offer their bodies then they offer their minds in fashionable adherence to political ideologies or conversion to the religion of Hollywood. They even got Madonna to convert! I grew up in Hollywood culture, this has been going on since the 1920s and probably since the beginning of human history. Anyone that thinks typing “me too” on FB is needed to raise awareness of this is either exceedingly naive or has been living under a rock for the last 100 years. This isn’t fake news, it’s non-news

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JOHN MAYOR

“Scumbags” isn’t a “techn(ic) term”!… and blaming the tempted for being tempted is a perverse perspective on the relevant issue here!
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Jesus declares in Luke 17:…
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1) Jesus said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks will come, but woe to the one through whom they come!” [Berean Study Bible]
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And I would suggest that the many young souls out there who have agreed to support this public awareness of sexual assault have not been “living under a rock”… as you put it!… but are simply too young to appreciate the history of the problem! So INSULTING THEIR INNOCENCE is rather cheap! Not everyone is born with “INSTANT WISDOM”!… like yourself!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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Anonymous

Chelsea handler is a pathetic c…t. weinstein and trump alike??? You are an ignorant liberal slut and. Don’t know what the FFF you’re talking about.

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JOHN MAYOR

WOW!… what “INTELLECTUAL VERB”!… that ought to knock some sense into this “pathetic c**t”/ “liberal sl*t”! Where did you get your DEEP literary skills? BTW!… a capital “H” is used at the beginning of a proper name… like “Handler”! And I must apologize!… I don’t have a clue what “FFF” stands for!… and, I have NO INTENTION of tracking this acronym down! Bye bye!… and take care!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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Anonymous

No comparison liberal morons. Bill and Hillary are the equivalent of Weinstein. As far as Barry and Michelle go..there was no need to worry…their prescious daughter Malaria wasn’t Harvey’s type.

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JOHN MAYOR

AnnoyingMouseth!… Me thinketh thou supporteth the PHEWTUSETH too mucheth!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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JOHN MAYOR

Folks, it’s time to ask:… “What’s the Weinstein/ PHEWTUS connection?”… let alone, the Putin/ PHEWTUS connection!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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JOHN MAYOR

In my pipedream of the greatest film ever made, not only are there depictions of child sex trafficking and child kidnappings, but children are sexually assaulted, and murdered!… and their murders “Netcast” for the “entertainment” of wealthy clientele around the world! And the main problem in making such a movie, is that the horror of these acts must be completely believable! And so… requiring producers, directors, actors– but etc.!– who have utter emotional control over such depictions… and in addition, to having an appreciation of the subtle elements of the psychopathic motivations of the traffickers, kidnappers, abusers and killers to be shown on screen! And thus… the reason why I could not choose Harvey Weinstein for the making of this film!… either as a Producer, or as a Director!
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Weinstein… and, as has been made manifest to millions of others… doesn’t have control over his own sexuality– let alone, the sexuality to be expressed through unknown actors in a complex storyline about the heart and soul of the worst and best pertaining to human sexuality! In other words, he is unable to see the “sexual forest” for his “THROBBING TREE”! And… as my pipedream also depicts some of the most blessed scenes involving the glory to be found within children… and our most intimate and truly loving adult interactions with children!… those who would be empowered to tell the tale, must also– in my estimation!– be subject to a “higher love”, than that to be found in most “carnal interactions”! Indeed!… those who would be so empowered, MUST BE SUBJECT TO THE “WILL” OF A HIGHER LOVE! And for me… and thus far!… my attention has been drawn to Tom Cruise, and to Tyler Perry (and Tyler, due– in part– to his having been abused as a child) on the Production side, and to Guillermo del Toro on the Directorial side!
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To sum up, the recent comments of Lindsay Lohan are quite noteworthy! And, if true, it would be worthwhile to find out why Harvey Weinstein would be “sexually bold” with certain actors, and “sexually aloof” with yet others! And, as a study in human sexuality, and/ or as a character study for a future film about Harvey Weinstein, it’s a study due our present consideration!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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Dottie Hashman

So Stupid, I just saw this after I had used Me Too, by the way I used it to me Me Also…. Not meaning anything else.. What a weird world we are living in ..?

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Anonymous

You piece of shit liberals…now every one of you are exposed for the hypocrites you are. Hopefully the pussy will get a taste of it in prison.
Thank God trump won and will put an end to all the bullshit.

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JOHN MAYOR

If Heavy.com’s Comment Loggers/ Cloggers and Readers would like to review my comments re the allegations made against PHEWTUS, then add the ensuing to your addbar (minus the h-t-t-p hyphens, and replace (dot) with “.”)
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h-t-t-p://heavy(dot)com/news/2017/08/boston-free-speech-rally-woman-dragged-video-american-flag-counter-protests/
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PHEWTUS is an alleged C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E-R/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E-R!… and so, I take N-O S-O-L-A-C-E in HIS CHOICE for W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R Appointment! And until either PHEWTUS is brought to criminal justice, or the “alleged victim” and “faux media” are brought to justice, I– for one!– WILL be pursuing a S-A-T-I-S-F-A-C-T-O-R-Y R-E-S-O-L-V-E to the allegations made! And so far, T-H-E-R-E I-S N-O S-A-T-I-S-F-A-C-T-O-R-Y R-E-S-O-L-V-E!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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JOHN MAYOR

Jesus Christ died for both Harvey Weinstein and MR. PHEWTUS!… and, although both should be in jail for the “sexual crimes” committed, jail is a useless institution, and affords little other than effecting “punitive catharsis” for its “adherents”! What Christ prefers, is acknowledgement of His LOVE, and obedience to His love! And the difference between Harvey Weinstein and PHEWTUS, is that PHEWTUS is a professing Christian, and has put the claims of his abuses in the category of “FAKE NEWS”! And so!… instead of acknowledging, repenting, and then moving on, PHEWTUS would simply desire to “move on”!… and, would prefer that we “move on”, with him! Alas!… God, and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, don’t operate that way!… and both require– and, of the “avowed believer” in particular!– THAT WE GO BY WAY OF THE GATE OF GOD’S SON, AND NOT THROUGH SOME “OTHER ROOT” in one’s Christian dealings with God, and His Son!
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Harvey Weinstein is– obviously!– a talented soul!… but, his Erotoanastrophopathy has stood in the way of his relationship with God!… let alone, in the way of his craft! Clogger!… reader!… who– in the right spirit!– should want to see a soul fail, and, be destroyed? Harvey Weinstein could have told some wonderful stories about the power of true love!… if it wasn’t for the fact, that he equates true love, with LUST! He is OBSESSED with LUST, over HEART-FELT sympathy, empathy, and, emotion! In other words, HE IS STRANGLING HIS CREATIVITY BY WAY OF HIS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE SEXUALITY!
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As for PHEWTUS!… unless the allegations REPORTED by way of legitimate News Media, are– indeed!– Fake News, then PHEWTUS must acknowledge and confess his behavior before God and “true believers”, BEFORE we can “move on”! But then!… and in doing so!… he’ll be compelled to STEP DOWN! In other words, it is Fake News, or, he’s “busted”!
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I’m happy to say!… Clogger, and Reader!… God, and His Son, win this one!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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